The world-wide pandemic seems to be winding down (hopefully for good!), and we are beginning to return to some semblance of ‘normal’. The pandemic was undoubtedly very difficult, and because challenging experiences are often our best teachers, many of us have emerged from it stronger; perhaps that is the eternal optimist in me always looking for the good in people and situations! Here are a few of those lessons that can help us be better colleagues, business leaders, humans. Call it our “Post-Pandemic Keep-Doing List”.
Today, July 23, is International Women in Engineering Day. It's a day celebrated annually recognizing the work and achievement of women in engineering.
As of Monday, May 17, 2021, Melink Corporation kicked off a new healthy-hybrid working concept, where employees have reasonable flexibility to work remotely while also having some responsibility to work from the corporate campus in Cincinnati, OH. What you may not know, is as of March 2021, we’ve now gone through five different remote working strategies, pivoting nimbly as conditions changed and new information was constantly being presented. This would not have been made possible without an incredibly positive attitude from our staff and an adaptation to the use of new tools. One such tool that we began to use in late 2019, thankfully prior to the world changing, was Microsoft Teams.
I have to acknowledge that it is December, and I am not sure how we got here. As I look back at the calendar, it feels like a blur. This epic year has brought illness, an incredible election, high unemployment, economic disruption, an increase in mental health concerns, pay reductions, loss of friends and family – the list is endless!